Expert Briefing: Sights, Sounds and Parkinson's
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 | 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET
As we grow older, it is normal to experience age-related vision and hearing changes. However, for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), difficulties related to the eyes and vision as well as hearing loss often progress alongside other PD symptoms. Learn more about how changes in vision, hearing as well as other senses including taste and smell impact people with Parkinson’s and how to cope with these changes.
Ali G. Hamedani, MD, MHS, Assistant Professor of Neurology
Divisions of Neuro-Ophthalmology and Movement Disorders
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Hamedani is a neuro-ophthalmologist and movement disorders specialist at the University of Pennsylvania. He obtained his B.S. in Biology at Yale University and his M.D. at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He also holds a master’s degree in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Hamedani joined the faculty after completing his neurology residency and fellowship training at the University of Pennsylvania, where he sees patients with the spectrum of visual symptoms from neurologic disease and has a particular interest Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. His research uses national health surveys and administrative claims data to understand how vision affects outcomes and quality of life in Parkinson’s disease and other patient populations.
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